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Civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2014/2015 was sworn in last week.

July 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock crime rate on the rise in 2014

For the first three months of this year the crime rate in Turlock was steadily creeping upwards, due in large part to more violent offenders on the street, said Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney refuses to represent Turlock defendant

The defense attorney for a Turlock man convicted of murder dropped a legal bombshell in court Tuesday morning when he declared himself not competent enough to continue representing his client during the sanity phase of the trial.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery charge for sign stealing

A Turlock man and a teenager are facing robbery charges after forcibly taking a sign from a Turlock sign twirler.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for drug charges

A federal judge sentenced Elias Alvarez-Ramirez, 53, of Turlock to 19 years and seven months in prison for conspiracy to grow marijuana and distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found with tear gas

A report of elder abuse led to the arrest of a man in possession of tear gas, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal weapon lands man in jail

A Turlock man stopped for a vehicle infraction ended up in jail after officers found an illegal weapon in his car.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man found in good health

The 68-year-old Turlock man missing since Tuesday was located safe and unharmed Thursday morning.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police look for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing 68-year-old man who has not been seen since leaving the hospital.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Details of murder-suicide at Turlock home remain scarce

The details surrounding the deaths of four individuals found inside a Turlock home last week remain a mystery as detectives continue their investigation.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson teenager killed in crash identified

The Hughson teenager killed in an accident in Tuolumne County has been identified as Joseph Austin Estevam, 18.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fourth individual found at scene of Turlock murder-suicide identified

The identity of the fourth individual found dead inside a Turlock home Thursday night has been confirmed as Robert Babakhan, 42.

June 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four found dead inside Turlock home

Tucked away inside a serene Turlock neighborhood, Turlock Police detectives are investigating the deaths of four individuals in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grass fire on Glenwood

A Turlock firefighter extinguishes flames on the side of Glenwood Avenue in Turlock Thursday afternoon. The fire burned several trees and scorched at least one telephone pole over an area about 100 yards long and 10 feet wide. The fire is believed to have been ignited by a vehicle that caught on fire. It remains under investigation.

June 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Turlock man arrested for rape in Ripon

A Turlock man has been arrested on allegations he raped a co-worker at a Ripon fast food restaurant.

June 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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